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Jul 1, 2002 | 04:34 1 Looking for general information on CO2 levels and humidity/temperature levels recommended for controlled storage warehouses. Especially storage for Russet Burbank potatoes to achieve/maintain sugar levels. Reply With Quote
Jul 8, 2002 | 21:37 2 Most provincial potato specialists should be able to get you that information. Try the Alberta site www.agric.gov.ab.ca Reply With Quote
Jul 9, 2002 | 04:58 3 Potato storage is a very complex issue. Below are some useful links I recommend you to try.

http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/agdex/potato/storage.html
http://www.cps.gov.on.ca/english/fv6000/fv6116.htm Reply With Quote
Jul 9, 2002 | 05:34 4 I would like to thank you for your replies. The Alberta site was helpfull however it does not give specific levels for temperature and CO2. We are located in P.E.I. and are not growing for a processor. We pack and ship product in count cartons for the fresh cut fry market in Canada. Anyone who may have some experience in this area may be able to offer some personal insights. We have read a lot about the sugar levels in potatoes but it does not seem to get to the required detail. we are able to achieve low levels with proper growing techniques in the neighbourhood of 2 - 4.5 Millimoles. It is the maintaining of these levels over longer periods which are the main concern. We have ventillated storage buildings with a plenum system as opposed to a culvert system so we are able to accurately control temperature and humidity. Reply With Quote
Jul 9, 2002 | 06:09 5 Your potato storage question is very specific and thus I recommend that you contact Dr.Robert Prange from AAFC Kentville Research Station and discuss this issue with him directly. Reply With Quote